enlace | State Library of Queensland “Word of the Week” Week Thirty-Five.


  • As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland.
    To coincide with Father’s Day on 1 September, Week 35’s word is ngapiri [pronounced nah-pee-ree], from the Yandruwandha language of Far Western Queensland. Ngapiri means ‘father’ – the wordle image below depicts a selection of words for ‘father’ from a range of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

  • Category: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages
  • Thematic area: Promotion
  • Call topics: Intergenerational transmission
  • Major objective: Thematic areas: Promotion
  • Area of intervention: Increasing understanding, reconciliation and international cooperation